A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on peace and expectations

"Peace begins when expectations end."

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: torrid_wind™

A Quote by Jane Austen on comfort, disappointment, and expectations

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are
all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails,
human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we
make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Mansfield Park

Contributed by: Baroque

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on complex, energy, programmed, expectations, and personality

A complex is a cluster of energy in the unconscious, charged by historic events, reinforced through repitition, embodying a fragment of our personality, and generating a programmed response and an implicit set of expectations.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on change, evolution, revolution, biotechnology, nanotechnology, time, and expectations


A brief look into history reminds us of the time lines of the past. My lifelong experience has been that things we expect to happen always happen more slowly. With inventions, we continually underestimate the time span required from idea to their full realization. The new fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology will be evolving for all the years left in the twenty-first century.

It is the surprises that overwhelm us, such as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As with the human species and other manifestations of nature, almost all change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Things just take time--almost always more time than we expect.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 76

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao and expectations

You are still guided by your expectations.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 28

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A Quote by Mitch on expectations, deliver, promises, and contact

Manage other people’s expectations very carefully. If you can’t deliver on all your promises, immediately contact the person who has an expectation of you and level with them.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Werner Erhard on expect, expectations, choose, choice, and choices

Life is a ripoff when you expect to get what you want.
Life works when you choose what you got.
Actually what you got is what you chose.
To move on, choose it.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Gwyneth Paltrow on expectations, authentic, authenticity, eccentric, and eccentricity

It is finally when you let go of what people expect you to be and people's perceptions of you that you're able to be the version of yourself that you're supposed to be - like in God's eyes.  It doesn't matter if you're half crazy, or eccentric, or whatever it is - that you have to be true to who you were born to be.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on expectations, needs, love, gifts, and holidays

How will you know someone really loves if they only meet your expectations and not your needs

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 68

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on the good, expectations, and accepting

What you have made me see," answered the Lady, "is as plain as the sky, but I never saw it before. Yet it has happened every day. One goes into the forest to pick food and already the thought of one fruit rather than another has grown up in one's mind. Then, it may be, one finds a different fruit and not the fruit one thought of. One joy was expected and another is given. But this I had never noticed before - that the very moment of the finding there is in the mind a kind of thrusting back, or setting aside. The picture of the fruit you have not found is still, for a moment, before you. And if you wished, if it were possible to wish - you could keep it there. You could send your soul after the good you had expected, instead of turning it to the good you had got. You could refuse the real good; you could make the real fruit taste insipid by thinking of the other."

C.S. Lewis

Source: Perelandra (Space Trilogy (Paperback)), Pages: 68,69

Contributed by: Richard

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